Ss. Peter and Paul School has established a Board of Limited Jurisdiction consisting of members who bring the needed talent, expertise, and experience to address our school’s issues. This Board is foundational to the quality of the Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Buffalo. The Board takes a great deal of ownership by dealing with issues and is involved in carrying out its responsibilities (for example, planning, budgeting, decision-making, advancement, and marketing). Regular Board meetings are held throughout the year.
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Meet Our School Board
Lisa Miranda – Chairperson
Lisa and her husband Marcel have two children, Harry (SSPP graduate, Class of 2017) and Olivia. Their family has been part of the Ss. Peter & Paul parish community since 2009.
Lisa is currently a Product Owner at M&T Bank. She previously held various Product Management roles at HSBC, where she worked for 16 years. Lisa has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration/Marketing and an MBA, both from the University at Buffalo. She enjoys international travel and has an interest in electric cars.
Lisa’s family is active with SVDP (dropping off baked goods and delivering Easter Flowers/Christmas baskets). SS Peter & Paul School is special to Lisa because it has made a positive impact in her children’s lives; it’s provided them with a strong sense of faith and values that they can carry into adulthood.
Todd Tevens – Vice Chairperson
Todd and his wife Andrea are proud parents of three boys at Saints Peter & Paul. Todd has been an active member in the school’s athletic program serving as a coach for multiple teams as well as a member of the Sports Boosters committee. Todd and Andrea reside in Williamsville with their three sons, Tyler, Tanner, and Trevor. He enjoys coaching youth sports, golfing, and fishing in his spare time.
In his professional life, Todd serves as Managing Director at Lawley Retirement Advisors. Todd has been in the qualified plan consulting business since 2000. His industry experience provides his clients with a focused and comprehensive approach to building successful retirement plans. Prior to joining Lawley Retirement Advisors, Todd held regional sales and relationship management roles with Principal Financial Group and John Hancock Retirement Plan Services. Todd has consulted with hundreds of companies and organizations to implement prudent fiduciary governance programs, comprehensive employee communication strategies, customized investment allocations, and appropriate plan design structures.
In addition to his role working with fiduciaries, Todd has considerable experience working with retirement plan participants to ensure successful retirement outcomes. By leveraging automatic plan features and participant income replacement ratio tools, Todd provides employees assistance with identifying income gaps and strategies to close those gaps.
Todd is a graduate of Mercyhurst College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration. He earned his FINRA Series 7 & 66 licenses as well as a New York State Life, Accident, and Health license. He is a recognized Accredited Investment Fiduciary ® and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor. Todd also serves on the Board of Directors at Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center and is a member of the Finance Committee.
Patricia Herweg – Secretary
Pat received her Master’s Degree in Literacy from Medaille College, an extension for certification from Canisius College, and BA in Elementary Education from SUNY Fredonia. She acquired her Teaching Certification in K-12 in Literacy, N-2, and K-6 Classroom teacher. Pat has 17 years of teaching experience in Holland Central Schools, Tazewell County Schools in Virginia, and the Diocese of Buffalo. She retired from teaching after spending over 2 years as a part-time teacher aide in the pre-school program at Ss. Peter and Paul School at the end of her career. Pat is a former President of the Cleveland Hill PTA and an active member of the Sigma Phi Gamma International Woman’s Service Sorority. Pat is new to SSPP as a parishioner and applied to be a member of the School Board because she wants to see our beautiful school flourish not just survive. Pat’s husband is a 1965 graduate of Ss. Peter and Paul School.
Kevin Shanahan – Treasurer
Kevin Shanahan graduated from St. Gregory’s elementary school and obtained his high school Regents diploma from Williamsville East High School in 1979. He obtained Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Petroleum Engineer from West Virginia University (1985) and Civil Engineering from the University of Buffalo (1987). Kevin met his wife Linda at UB and they were married on December 1, 1990. They have two children: Corinne 24 years old and Colin 26 years old.
Kevin currently manages the environmental engineering department at AECOM’s Buffalo and Latham, New York offices. With a staff of 65 engineers and scientists, Mr. Shanahan is involved in the implementation of a wide variety of environmental engineering solutions across New York State.
Between 2003 and 2017 he was Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 22, based out of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Williamsville, New York. During his tenure at the troop, 14 boys became Eagle scouts. Kevin’s hobbies include golf, cooking, gardening, and following our professional sports teams.
Erica Aikin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Masters of Science in Administration & Supervision. Ms. Aikin has served in Catholic education for 23 years. She recently held the position of Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction for the Diocese of Buffalo. In that position, she helped all Catholic elementary schools prepare for the scoring of New York State student exams, led curriculum development and textbook adoptions, conducted professional development, provided leadership for instructional strategies, and served as the superintendent’s representative to the schools. Currently, Ms. Aikin works in the Education Department for the U.S. Veteran’s Benefits Association where she continues to support the educational development of our veterans. Ms. Aikin is the mother of three young adults all of whom attended school in Catholic elementary schools.
Jason Daniels graduated from Cheektowaga Central High School. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. He also received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science & English and an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management from SUNY Buffalo.
Jason currently serves as Associate General Counsel for Catholic Health System. He is also an adjunct professor of Business Management at Erie Community College. Active in the local community, Jason serves on the board of the Massachusetts Avenue Project, an organization devoted to nurturing food equity, promoting economic opportunities, and empowering youth, and Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network, an organization focused on the bettering of the health and well-being of expectant and new mothers through education, support, advocacy and connection to resources and services. He is a member of the Erie Community College Dean’s Advisory Council, a mentor for the Discover Law Program, and a volunteer with the Minority Bar Association of WNY.
Husband to Molly for 34 years, and father of six children and 1 grandson. I’m blessed to have had all my children go to SSPP or other catholic schools, including Canisius, Nardin and Sacred Heart.
Currently, Ron lives in Williamsville and works at GAR Associates, a real estate appraisal and consulting firm next door to SSPP at 5500 Main Street.
Devin and her husband Paul relocated back to their hometown of Buffalo and enrolled Eamon at SSPP and will enroll their daughter Ellis once she is old enough. Devin received her undergraduate degree in History from UB. Recently she has been working on her Master’s of Professional Studies from Penn State Dept of Nutrition and Dietetics (May, 2022). She currently works for Western New York Integrated Care Collaborative (501c3 Non profit) as Outreach and Referral Manager. Prior to going back to school for dietetics she worked in AV Tech Distribution for almost 10 years. After Eamon finished his first year in the SSPP Pre K 3 program, we were so pleased with his growth and development we knew SSPP was the place for us. A traditional value-based education is important to our family and I want to give back to SSPP by helping spread the school’s mission through a position on the board. Some hobbies include: spending time with family, reading historical non-fiction, running, cooking.
Father Matt Nycz
Pastor, SSPP Parish
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